NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Gracious and lovable art thou in thy splendor, O holy Mother of God! Show me thy countenance. Let thy words sound in my ears, for thy voice is sweet and thy countenance is beautiful.
Turn to us in thy beauty and loveliness!
Come forth in majesty and reign!
O Blessed Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, Temple of the Lord, sanctuary of the Holy Ghost,
thou alone, without an equal, hast pleased our Lord Jesus Christ!
Blessed indeed art thou, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise, for from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our Lord.
Draw us, O Immaculate Virgin; we shall come after thee, breathing the sweet fragrance of thy virtues!
(Here state your petitions.)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother!
To thee to do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.